25 Days of Dishes: Gingerbread Pancakes

Maybe your looking for new inspiration.  Every day in December we will feature a different idea for you. These will be a mix of baked goods, sides, main dishes and cocktails.  Who doesn't need a good festive beverage to get you through the season.  Think of this as your advent calendar of holiday ideas.

The season in general is full of iconic dishes and deserts that we only enjoy during this magical time of the year.  There are many dishes that bring back memories from childhood.  This collection of dishes are a collection of personal recipes along with ideas taken from others worthy of a share.  Enjoy, have a happy holiday season and Merry Christmas.

If pumpkin spice is the flavor of Thanksgiving, then Gingerbread is the flavor of Christmas.  Celebrate the winter holidays with these delicious gingerbread pancakes. These treats are only about 30 minutes away from your plate!

Kick up your breakfast game a few notches by making an easy flavored maple syrup!  These gingerbread pancakes go great with a cinnamon maple syrup.  To make it all you have to do is add a teaspoon of cinnamon to your normal maple syrup and heat it gently. I mean who wants cold maple syrup (or worse, artificial maple/pancake syrup) anyhow?!? 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • tablespoons molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1cupmaple syrup
  • 1teaspooncinnamon

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and sugar) together in a medium sized bowl.

  2. Add the wet ingredients (brown sugar, molasses, eggs, butter and milk) in a large measuring cup or small bow.

  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until just combined (some lumps will still be there).

  4. Using a 1/4 cup measure or ice cream scoop cook them on medium heat on a cast iron griddle or your favorite pan.

  5. Cook until bubbles just form on the edge and you can cleanly flip the pancake over.

  6. Cook an additional 15-20 seconds on the second side.

  7. In the meantime warm the maple syrup with the cinnamon mixed in.

Recipe from Dinner Then Desert

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